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Apr 12, 2010 7:00am EDT
the idea that the constitution is a good document and that it's great for america. both sides believe. what we as conservatives believe and it's unique and the constitution of the united states is important. to the preservation of our society. the way that it is today. and preservation of a good society, a good valued moral society. and i can talk about that more at length later. second thing is respect for human life. the dignity of human life. and i get all the time from the left, oh, he's just trying to provoke people for -- about the abortion issue. that's not what it's about. really, the way you view life in general, what's the purpose of life? what is the value of life? how do we value life? what is life itself? is really something that is the epitome of one's ideology. and it really shows what you believe as an individual. whether you respect life as a right on the individual or you respect life as a state of being hagle said, as george hagle said. it really is the basis and it really comes from the basis of your own ideology. and i'll talk a little bit more at length l
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2010 10:00am EDT
of feudal culture in america, to transatlantic travel, the california gold rush and the growth of the united states to a continental nation. the start of travel across central america and a planting of the sea that was to become the panama canal. the crushing of the notorious american filibuster, william walker, in his attempted up scarred with the country of nicaragua. the construction of the confederate ironclad merrimack and the safeguarding of the union gold shipment, the fabled stock manipulation of the gary mill road and the birth of modern corporation. the consolidation of the great new york rail lines in the unarmed new york central and hudson river railroad. the growth of new city and to the first day of america. and at major world of a finance and trade complete with its first grand central station. vanderbilt played a major part in all of these events, and more. as t.j. stiles writes the commodores live left his mark on america's most basic beliefs about equality and opportunity did he start a business at the very epitome of the jacksonian ideal am a working man's desir
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2010 11:00am EDT
american history and you look at the 25 years since america saw the biggest upward mobility swing. economic progress that we've ever seen in american history. in fact, the net worth of america as a whole -- america incorporated the net worth of america more than doubled from 1981 to 2007 25 years after the reagan tax cut. i mean, tax cuts across-the-board certainly spur investment. allow people to keep their own money. i don't like this marxist class warfare that pits -- you know, the top employees. you know, for if it weren't for rich people bill i would be out of a job. i quite frankly, thank rich people because i don't want my paycheck to bounce every two weeks. >> host: who funds human events, excuse me? >> guest: eagle publishing. it's a for-profit company that owns regnery publishing and a bunch of geopolitical newspapers. >> host: she was talking about the media and the media outlets and you have a chapter on the new media muzzle. and in that you write about google and also about -- you write about meck. and you write that the website gawker described obama's incestuous req
CSPAN
Apr 26, 2010 1:00am EDT
facebook and other ways giving all factions in america, all points of view a bigger exposure if i can say. >> you are a big twitter. >> i had to be pushed into it. i thought there would be another thing about what consume time but in fact it can be whatever you want it to be. i remember organizing on the left and the 80's and 90's what we could have done with cell phones. i was using a cell phone that was a brick. what we could have done with the internet and e-mail and twitter would have been phenomenally we are seeing the results when it comes to both left and right wing organizers. conservatives now are learning to do it and want to do it. they are realizing organizing is a good thing. they've seen it on the left and works and should be an american value and i think we are finally seeing that manifest. >> if people want to follow george woodard? >> ibm at hey tammy bruce. >> illinois you are on with tammy bruce. >> caller: thank you. hi, tammie. i want to ask a foreign policy question. as you know obama has been very harsh on our allies especially israel and some extent britain. bu
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 9:45am EDT
america. i simply don't. it is to thoroughly integrate society. and we just couldn't. it's not going to turn into julie. it's not going to happen. it's simply not that i'm us more worried about israel. the doctrine i were talking about this last light briefly, and my concern is you basically have a crusade state model where a civilization is reimpose on the middle east but can't laughter coming, again, the middle east just isn't nurturing. and i hope israel will have a long grant healthy successful future. but i worry about the way the world has turned so profound it against israel. it is irrational, but again israel is a victim of its success. in the sense that it chains everybody else who fails. how good these jews from the shtetl, these despised jews who somehow get to a palestine that is absolutely deluded of greenery and that the so is ruined, it has no hope, diseases and endemic, and making their own picks and shovels in many cases, they began to till the land. and they literally, the clichÉ is true, they make a garden in the desert. and from the garden in the desert the
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 12:00am EDT
there in alaska. we have a microcosm of america. >> why did you name books or magazines? >> obviously i have of course, of my life. i am a lover of books and magazines and newspapers even though it was early in the interview i was already feeling it was very unprofessional i felt like a yearly asking me this it was in the context of do you read it seem like she was discovering a nomadic tribe some neanderthal cave in alaska how are you in touch with the real world that is how i took the question i rolled i eyes and was annoyed with the question and i said this is a problem with the state of journalism to no matter what i say to her it will probably be twisted and perceived as a bit negative. >> host: what was happening within that campaign during that moment? >> guest: that early on she noted how early it was there were divisions within the mccain campaign starting almost immediately within a couple of weeks. she says she was annoyed with the question of course, politicians get asked questions that are annoying all the time and she was at that at that point* with the sam
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2010 8:00am EDT
america's future. in the new preface to the next 100 years, mr. friedman writes that when this book was first published, everyone thought we were living in unprecedented times. not only because of the financial crisis but because of the election of barack obama, a president that many predicted would change the political game. only one year ago obama was featured as "time" magazine's person of the year and his campaign of hope was still on the minds of many americans. now admits setbacks on healthcare, the still limping economy and what some view as foreign policy failures, writers, pundits alike are taking swings at obama's first year. some argue that the problems are inherited from the last president who left challenges across-the-board. others say he has spent nearly a year getting it wrong. ... >> his reputation for producing thoughtful and genuinely analysis of international events daily are read by a foreign government agencies and fortune 500 companies. the articles run the gamut from national security facing obama's administration to information, warfare and cybersecurity. and po
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2010 7:45pm EDT
enlightenment to america. but that is not why we are gathered here today. we are gathered here today to hear jeff's own story about his own struggle to reclaim his family's southern illinois heritage, a heritage plundered and virtually erased by a big coal. his new book, "reckoning at eagle creek" the secret legacy of coal in the heartland is that once an intensely personal tale of loss and redemption as well as an utterly convincing condemnation of the coal industry of salt on the land, the people and the history of the entire buyer regions within our country and across the globe. we are truly blessed tonight to be in the presence of a master storyteller, a street fighter for social justice, the brilliant and witty critic with a heart too big to fail you ladies and gentlemen, please welcome award-winning author and social historian, jeff biggers. [applause] >> what brand didn't tell you is that brian just about ruined my career. because a few years ago, i sat down with this mountain of research, a decade of research i was going to do to bring back southern illinois court in american
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2010 8:45am EDT
why, and what the implications and indications are for america's position in the world, as a result. for u.s. relations with others, one can think obviously of the u.s.-china relations here, and implications for america's long-term capabilities to protect power and influence global events. the world affairs council's other upcoming programs this month include fred pierce, next tuesday evening, he will be speaking about his new book, the coming population crash an our planet's surprising future, an on april 27, we will host paul collier for a look at his new book, the plundered planet, published by oxford university press. i hope you'll all be able to join us for those two events as well. tonight, we host professor simon johnson. he is a fellow -- a senior temperature low at the peterson institute for international economics here in washington, d.c. he is co-founder of baseline scenario.com, focusing on the world economy, and is a member of the congressional budget offices panel of economic advisers. in january of this year, he joined the huffington post as contributing business edit
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2010 7:30pm EDT
bank of the united states which was the first great central bank of america because they had 120 years earlier than renewed it in jackson fought it with everything he had and prevailed and it was a great triumph of one system already becoming corrupt because nicholas biddle was using it to elect his own friends. central banking has sent them. jumping ahead 1907 we have the point* of extraordinary growth during this period with long stretches of hard currency where gold and searle silver or gold alone are the only real basis of the currency where there is no filed printing except for money goes crazy, a great immigration because serious new jobs in industries with doubling or tripling the population of the united states and creating the world's greatest civilization in this is all done without a central bank without a federal reserve for anything like that. it is our great was a fair point*. so that was chilly laissez-faire and the democrats were more than the republicans at the time. the great free marketers. it happens periodically pro-growth point* retrenchments at that time th
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 8:00am EDT
described in the meeting as tribal regions. and past generations, tribal regions of north america. is it all just about corporate access to natural resources, or is it also about tribal peoples having forms of social organizations that are completely determined by capitalism and capitalism can't stand anything less than total control? >> i think it's both things. you know, i think it is very, very interesting that at least in asia, if you look at afghanistan, waziristan and the provinces, northeastern states of india, and his entire belt which i have been talking about, it's the tribal regions that our up, risen up and reward. in afghanistan that rebellion is taking the form of radical islam, and the radical communism. but the assault on them is for the same reason. it is to control geopolitically as well as to control and capture resources. it's a corporate attack. and the resistance, i think, is possible in those areas because they have an imagination outside this bar-coded capitalistic society that everybody else lives in, you know. and that is the one thing about india that is still
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 8:00pm EDT
time to north america or to israel. in the self-selection in the later stages, this moving towards a frontier, this bravery, this willingness to take risks, to rebuild, to restart life sometimes for necessity, sometimes for ambition. i think it's really kept us fresh and healthy. and you look at the middle east and it is just wallowed in dysfunctional traditions. there was never change. so i think the tragedy of islam is a tragedy of greater relief. with that said, the atkins plan for a a long time. if you go to a synagogue or indonesia is doing just fine. indonesia, 222 million people take a couple million of well over 90% are muslims and they produced a couple hundred terrorists. wait a minute, a couple hundred terrorists are 210 or so billion muslims. that's not bad. i did a research project in indonesia and overall the indonesians just don't want any part of it. some are stricter believers another, et cetera bonded not shaken a few nut cases and the ties go back to trading routes with makkah in the middle ages, but they really don't want any part of hinduism and buddha that preva
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 9:00am EDT
of this, but in north america, especially in the lower 48, in the 19th century, german thought was profoundly influential, much more so than french thought or english thought to the extent there was english thought. emmerson and his circle, the trance dentallist relied on german thought and you'd get to the turn of the century and the flowering, the turn of the century into the 1920's, into the early 1930's, in vienna and elsewhere, and if you look at the genius of it, it is by and large jewish culture. and the german-speaking lands turned, whether from jealousy, whatever, complex series of causes, they turn on it, and they butcher their own culture and since 1945, germany, the german-speaking lands, someone's the fountain of the greatest intellectual sophistication and development and outpouring in modern history, what have they produced since 1945? automobiles and gummy bears. it was amazing to me how this could happen and i know we riddle about it all the time, so i think with the european criticism, i do see it largely as the need to cancel their own guilt. now in the middle ea
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 11:00pm EDT
wall street. finally, a look at the new america foundation's barry lynn and his book, cornered the new monopoly and the economics of destruction. >> we are going to get started. can people hear me okay? thanks for joining us. it is a wonderful thing that so many of you want to spend a beautiful saturday morning in a dark gem talking about cheerful subjects like al qaeda, terrorism, robotic soldiers and warrantless electronic surveillance, but welcome. i have been asked to remind you to turn off cell phones and to emphasize that.i'm going to ask if any cell phones ring that the camera turn on you to be as humiliating as possible. i am going to be brief and introduction so we have as much time to talk about the books in question which are all fascinating. to my left, since two of my colleagues and actually three colleagues, one of whom is honorary, bruce rydell who sits to my immediate left is a senior fellow and foreign-policy studies at the brookings institution and has been, had a 30 year career as a cia analyst. he is the author of the search for al qaeda, leadership ideology in
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 9:00am EDT
component in their development and rise in america. >> guest: if there's anybody who was not a supremacist or a racist it is barry goldwater. he integrated the arizona national guard long before truman had done so with the armed services. he is somebody who for example there were black and white theaters in phoenix that he as a member of city council eliminated. he voted against the 64 civil-rights bill, much to his later chagrin on the advice of two lawyers who he was impressed with. i asked this question. why in the world because i was in the gallery, i was in law school at that time, it was such a historic vote and i was curious how he was going to vote on it. i have another friend in law school whose father was in the senate and got some nice prime seats in the galleries and waited for that historic vote and years later i asked why did you vote against him? the advice of this young lawyer from phoenix who i respect by the name of william rehnquist and another one from a professor from yale who sent me a dynamite memo by the name of a book. do you know robert bork? i sure do. on those t
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 7:00pm EDT
" best selling author and one of america's true heroes. general anthony is any. general zinni served in the core in vietnam where he was severely wounded as well as operations and philippines, turkey, somalia, kenya, iraq and the persian gulf. he has received 23 military service awards including the defense distinguished service medal with zero cleaves cluster. he's also participated in numerous presidential diplomatic missions. his latest book, "leading the charge leadership lessons from battlefield to the board room" includes an approach from leadership to challenges of the 21st century. this is a book about future leaders must know and they must know how to be effective in our dynamic in a rapidly changing environment so please welcome general anthony zinni. [applause] >> thank you. first let me say it is an honor to be here and i really want to commend tuscon and the daily star and the university for this event. i spent all day that have come up, the interesting reading and literature and it just warms my heart and it's great to see the younger people especially. i know many of u
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 2:00pm EDT
america's hand that blew up mosques in iraq. zarqawi wasn't on washington's payroll when he slaughtered shia were acting on behalf of centcom when hezbollah killed sunnis in western beirut and in the mountains. it wasn't the bush administration that conducted a campaign of terror in beirut assassinated lebanese politicians, journalists and civil society activists in the u.s. department of state sentenced no opposition figures intellectuals, journalists or bloggers to prisons and syria, egypt, saudi arabia and elsewhere around the middle east when they were subject to torture, rape and murder. it was the arabs who did this to other arabs. it was precisely this vicious political culture, the americans believed, that nurtured the hothouse flower like osama bin laden. the regime's were so relentlessly cruel to their own people that the only option the arab masses have for political expression was a version of islam as bloody minded as the regime themselves. and so the americans would give the arabs and other trees, democracy, freedom, by speaking over the heads of arab leaders a
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 8:00am EDT
filled with righteous indignation. i never knew that america thought that i was an ignorant hill billy, until i went to ohio. when i was six years old and i found out that i was an ignorant hill billy, it amazed me. bonds' feeling of inferior has been very deep inside her hall these years. it bubbles to the surface whenever she thinks about mountaintop removal and the fact that it's destroying her culture. in fact, she is so adamant about preserving mountain culture that coal river mountain watch recently created a t-shirt, emblazenned with the rallying cry, save the endangered hill billy, they can't keep enough in stock. some people say if you're from a coal mining family and you speak out against coal, you're betraying your heritage. i pretty much say the modern day miners are the ones betraying their ancestors, by destroying this land and who we are, bonds says with her trademark bluntness. god made mountains and mountaineers. greed made coal mining, i'm sorry, but that's the truth. here she pauses and looks out the window of her hometown. she throws up her hand in acknowledgement a
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
good in the institutions, the geithners and the bernanke, hank paulson, moynihan, bank of america. they're people that really could within these firms. but these firms don't really have people sitting around thinking about the tails, the bad things. what bad could happen and taking a step back. chuck prince is saying we have to keep dancing until the music is over. that's still the attitude on wall street. yeah, maybe i'm a little worried about this product that i've got on my books or that i'm selling to investors. but if i don't sell it, if i don't put it on my books then someone else will and i'm going to lose a few cents in the next per share et cetera and that's a real problem on wall street where you don't really have the people that think a little differently and the hedge fund world pays so well and it draws out talent but it doesn't draw out talent the moynihans and the bernankes and all those kind of people they're as smart as the hedge fund people. it's what i enjoy writing about them. they think a little bit outside the box. no smarter or sharper. i don't think that sm
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
, moynihan, bank of america. there are people that really good within these firms. but these firms don't usually have people sitting around thinking about details, the bad things, what bad can happen, or taking a step back. chuck prince's same something we have to keep dancing until the music is over. that was sort of the attitude on wall street were maybe i'm a little worried about this product that i've got i am selling to investors, but if i don't sell it, if i don't put it on my books, someone else will and i will lose maybe a few cents per share, et cetera. that's a real problem on wall street where we don't really have the people that speak different. we'll have enough of these people they're part of the issue is the hedge fund will because it pays so well. and it draws out -- it doesn't draw talent, the moynihan's and the bernanke, all those kinds of people that play by the rules. the hedge fund guys are very entrepreneurial. it's one reason i enjoyed writing about them. they speak of a bit outside of the box. i don't think they're that smarter than the people that were in the fir
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2010 8:00am EDT
second generation of america, he understood that new york economic vitality have always benefited from the constant influx of immigrants. both lawful like kelly's grandparents, and illegal, like my own mother. with the legislator -- with the legislature out of town, eliot seemed to settle down a bit. despite all that had happened, eliot seemed stoically committed and at peace. right after labor day, eliot made a television appearance at an evening session of the u.s. tennis open as a guest commentator along with john mcenroe, his old schoolboy rival on the tennis court and soccer field. in my estimation, it was the best tv appears eliot has ever made. he exuded poise, confidence, and command chatting about a sport he loves and plays well. and about his then recent battle with the legislature. the hopeful in which i took away from the apparent was that two men who had conquered their tempers and their inner demons to become dominant world champions. on september 21, 2007, eliot announced yet another agency initiative and tending to benefit the immigrant population in the state as a whol
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
we fought them in vietnam. and latin and south america and other places and we fought them through surrogates or we fought them on our own. and so the enemies we face today are going to look at where we are best or least prepared. and so that becomes a tough decision. you're not going to invest tremendous amounts of resources in something that maybe less a threat to your very existence. so i would predict that you'll probably see some major programs cut. like we've just seen that the f-22 was cut, the army future combat system was cut. but we'll still preserve enough of the advantage in these areas to make sure no one gets too adventuresome. we have to be careful of the risk. if you cut your advantage too close, there could be a surprise from the enemy that jumps a generation or two ahead. and we will handle these other kinds of conflicts, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism as best we can within the context of that kind of military. that isn't to say we won't write the doctrine. we won't do things to at least try to train, organize and equip to meet that. but the priorities will b
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2010 1:00pm EDT
'60s as the cold war became more a part of american life our america learned about the soviet union and historians, people who knew the language, study the economy, literature and bring us through the point* to understand rise and fall of the field of sovietology that was a large part of the population. >> the final book? living in the '80s you can see ronald reagan and the stock exchange and madonna. >> it is strange to add it a book on a point* one has lived through. this i thought was important to do more history about especially for students because the college-age students think of this as history just like world war ii. this is original essays that were put together and has a large range of writers and one piece by a conservative politician and also a piece by a record producer so we have a fun book and something in terms of being an editor it is great to think of this is starkly and not just what i remembered but to work with historians to did archival research to learn things about affirmative action of public-private
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 8:30pm EDT
roosevelt continues to perplex conservatives. he promised to remake america with his brand of new nationalism in the 1912 election openly running as a progressive if conservatives have always held a certain affinity for him. today the legacy rages on. in his new book, theodore roosevelt's progressive party and the transformation of american democracy, sidney milkis tells the story of the 1912 election is one of the major turning points in american history. an election which continues to influence today's political debate. milkis writes about the characters and decisions of the campaign including the ever elusive theodore roosevelt. i will and should use our author now and yield the podium to hamper remarks before introducing our other speakers after professor milkis has concluded. sidney milkis is the miller professor of politics and assistant director of academic programs, the miller center public affairs at the university of virginia. he is the co-author of many excellent books including the president and the parties and politics of regulatory change. please welcome sidney milki
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 11:00am EDT
ghetto for sure, but it happens everywhere else in america as well. in fact, you know, where significant differences in the survey data have been found, frequently suggest that white youths are more likely to engage if illegal drug dealing than black youth, but it has been black youth and particularly young black men that have been the primary targets of the drug war. >> when you make those assertions, where do you get the rezap then to back that up, what kind of sources do you go to? >> there's some excellent data that can be found through the sentencing project. the sentencing project, here in d.c. has done a fantastic job of analyzing, and publicizing through its reports, all of the data that the department of justice publishes on an annual basis, so this is based on the government's own statistics and many of the reports that have been done by the sentencing project. >> calls, atlanta, is first on our democrats line, jane john with michelle alexander, she's the author of "the new jim crow." go ahead please. >> caller: yes, prisoners in the -- the census counts the prisone
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2010 1:00pm EDT
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Apr 25, 2010 6:30pm EDT
message. so anything you want to respond to? >> i know that america has a history of interference in the country and to ensure there are covert actions in iran as well but the thing is the hard-liners in power exaggerate and exploit them so they can tighten their own grip on power and they can save the u.s. is all over the country disguised as journalists, activists, human rights campaigners, members of ngo and student activists and people trying to explore new things so they can have an excuse in the name of national security to crack down on these people so that they can stay in power themselves. >> is there fear among the citizens of tiran? >> year of? >> in general, fear of the government? fear of living lives. >> inside there's a certain extent of freedom and this is one of the paradox in this society that sometimes we can do things in private that are not allowed or are considered prohibited in public for example at weddings or parties or dinners sometimes you see men and women of closely related to one another dancing together and the women are not covered but in public the
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Apr 25, 2010 8:00pm EDT
ideal of the american people is idealism. jaime net repeat too often america is the nation of idealism. no mere word to calvin coolidge. regarding a man who chose his carefully it is easy to believe there were no mere words. the entire adult life was spent in public service, and bear, state representative, state senator, lieutenant governor, vice president, more offices than any other president ever held. but it was not easy for him to be a public man, to speak and to shake hands and do what ordinary politicians do as a matter of course. a horrible shyness possessed him from his earliest days and never let go. he never denied it. when i was a little fellow i was always panic if i heard strange voices in the house. felt i could not need to people. most visitors would sit with mother and father in the kitchen. it was the hardest thing in the world to have to go through the kitchen door and give them a greeting. i was almost 10 i was realized -- 10 i realized i could not go on that way and i managed to get through the door. i am all right. every time i read a stranger i have to g
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Apr 18, 2010 10:00pm EDT
america, in canada and in europe. if you look at facts and figures on what they're saying, use our europeans. the procession is they want to integrate. it's exactly the opposite. they want organizations, institutions to be really european, really american and canadian peers to the point is that rely on facts and figures and listen to the people, they feel at home and more and more junction of rations, you know, john muslims the new generations are showing the way in which this reality of contributing. and not only this is a reality, but if you've also look out at facts and figures still see the driving forces are very often women, muslim women who are paving the road who were informing the process to education, through their critical thinking and their presence. saying exactly the opposite of when you look at the way they dress, you may think that they are oppressed. if you look at what they think, you are just getting a sense of the reason leadership and there is empowerment year and we have to respect this. and this is what i have been promoting for the last 20 years. looking at
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Apr 24, 2010 6:30pm EDT
think was one of the greatest experiences in america, and not only for me but for everyone. but it also is a reminder to me that martin luther king, jr., made a great speech, and that was an unusual occasion. but also, i was one of the women, along with mrs. king and mrs. abernathy, seated on the platform, but you know, we tried very hard to get the opportunity to have a woman speak. and byron reston, who was the executive for the program, said, of course, there were women members of all of the organizations -- the unions, the churches, all of the different organizations which were represented. and so women were represented. it was hard to convince him, and we didn't convince him, that while we were pleased to hear their male heads, but we wanted not me but any woman. and we had (unintelligible) a whole long list of who could speak and have a voice of a woman. but one of the things i'll never forget is that the only voice we could hear of a woman that day was mahalia jackson singing the national anthem. but the women nevertheless -- we took our seats, but i don't think that would e
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Apr 17, 2010 6:00pm EDT
history of the united states, where he gave -- he, in some sense, started the whole view of america. i mean, it was always part of the american scene, but america's getting better and better. it's progressive history. he was a kind of progressive historian. and he also saw america as kind of the great white hope of democracy -- you know, sort of changing the world. he was also a very important democratic party leader, and he had several important posts in various administrations. and in massachusetts, where he lived, he pulled a lot of levers for democratic operatives. so he was very important in lots of ways. he had his finger almost in every pot. c-span: do you remember who he was secretary of the navy for... >> guest: no. c-span: ... which president? >> guest: do you? (laughter) c-span: it's in the book. i'm... >> guest: i'm sorry. i was thinking this -- i didn't want to bring it up because i couldn't remember. c-span: and today they have a big history award, bancroft? >> guest: maybe van buren. he might have been... c-span: but they have the bancroft prize. >> guest: yes. yes, y
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community of america so we don't have enough money to help the blacks. qc, you are caught in both ways. we also, even if we all love dr. martin luther king, we love him to death than to make a long story short we even get hit with that. we gave $1 million to the martin luther king statue, therefore we have no more money to put into marketing with the black racing team. you hear the national publishers association talking about why cutting general motors. well, that is good and that is bad, but ford motor company for example has never given any decent money into the black racing community since the 60s not since the 60s, and they say okay if we give the urban league money, you don't get the money. then they say brown doesn't get any money. that is a different budget. these are big hidden budgets in america and right now, just like in nascar for example, you can have a chief mechanic, eighth grader 12th grade education and never hardly went to vocational school but get $500,000 salary, they salary, 500,000. with bonuses it is 800,000 take-home pay a year. all these things are going on be
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Apr 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
were made up in the movie. that's out of touch it was and how out of touch america willing was with this book end of world war ii which ends the war essentially because they deliver the atomic components which are later dropped in japan and they have pearl harbor to be the front. i should say this really exist. as you know, delving into this world of a guest would be our grandfathers generation or great uncle, going to reach kitchen table around the country and going to the interviews and then tell me what happened then, it's really a story about men. and later on their wives facing the supreme at the essential moment to in figuring out who they are and how they're going to survive. and that sets the course really for the rest of their lives. some of these guys were 16 years old. sunk in the middle of the pacific, left for five days without any rescue by the navy, a series of flukes. finally picked up after 900 men are out of 1200 are essentially killed by the torpedoing or eaten by sharks or their grievances. take that the captain is short punch or court-martialed. the first time i
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Apr 10, 2010 5:00pm EDT
publishing monographs in many fields, colonial latin america, for example. if you are a graduate student in colonial latin america you can't get your dissertation published no publishing, you pairs, as the slogan goes. so there is a kind of ripple effect that is moving throughout the world of learning in which everything is connected with everything else, but it seems to me the new technology is a ground for hope. my own ideal, i am speaking as a specialist. the 18th century called the republic of letters. it is a republic with no police force, no boundaries, complete egalitarianism. anyone can participate. it is rare talent counts. in the 18th century, as i have tried to show in earlier studies, this was an ideal that was in really far from reality. in fact, authors and publishers and so on were always fighting. life was pretty nasty, actually, if you were trying to make it in the republic of letters in the 18th-century. but today it seems to me that we have got new possibilities of really reviving this republic of letters thanks to the new technology. we have the espresso book machine,
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Apr 18, 2010 11:15am EDT
that gorbachev was told by the kgb during newspaper clippings that they were told america still have biological weapons program and it was hidden. of course, we had a bend in are supportive gorbachev knew of the program what did he and could have done about it? one explanation is the program was so deeply entrenched, so firmly stock in that system that gorbachev decided it would be impossible to change it. he had such an insight into the nuclear priesthood as you call in at the time of chernobyl, he was angry at how they handled the chernobyl reactor. perhaps he saw the biological weapons program as the same. is also possible that in the latter part of his term having accumulated so much global approbation for glass through thinking in perestroika that he decided he couldn't possibly go public with it and he was too invested in the things you started and would have such a negative impact. lastly, one argument has been suggested by some soviet officials is that gorbachev saw biological weapons as some kind of secret reserve of strength, some military program that would give the so
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Apr 11, 2010 3:00pm EDT
starters still out there. "god bless america." [ singing ] anncr vo: with the new geico glovebox app... anncr vo: ...you can get help with a flat tire... anncr vo: ...find a nearby tow truck or gas station... anncr vo: ...call emergency services... anncr vo: ...collect accident information. anncr vo: or just watch some fun videos. anncr vo: it's so easy, a caveman can do it. caveman: unbelievable... caveman: where's my coat? it was suede with the fringe. vo: download the glovebox app free at geico.com. >> gary: 7th inning stretch as the orioles have the lead, 2- 1. when i do a ball game, i always have 100% raw honey on hand. you should to. >> mike: where does it come from? >> gary: my wife. she has been making it for about three years. she is into it big time. i love raw honey. this actually that is honey comb in the jar. good stuff. >> mike: yes. >> gary: and a good ball game, here, too, on the way. >> mike: yes. we have a small lead. >>> and we are going to see the pen. and there is casey janssen, coming out of the bullpen. so, marcum, we raced the issue earlier, how long would you
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Apr 11, 2010 5:00am EDT
cultural giants of the 20th century. america has never produced a more significant artists. i rank him right alongside eric copeland and robert frost and frank lloyd wright, but unlike those men, he was also a great entertainer whose music was and is loved by ordinary people all over the world. dÑ hanky-panky. not only did these tape shine a bright line on his personality which was far more complex than people realize that they also make it possible for us to know the full stories of such key moments in his life as his 1930 marijuana arrests. that is a big part of what made me want to write soap one. nowadays most folks know me as a drama critic. i am the drama critic for "the wall street journal" but i'm also a trained musician, the first one in fact ever to write a fully sourced armstrong biography. i started out as a professional jazz musician, a bass player before becoming a full-time writer. that experience i believe has helped me to understand the armstrong music in the world in which he lived and worked from the inside out. in "pops" i have tried to translate that knowledge int
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Apr 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
century. america has never produced a more significant artists. i rank him right alongside eric copeland and robert frost and frank lloyd wright, but unlike those men, he was also a great entertainer whose music was and is loved by ordinary people all over the world. in 1964, he actually knocked the beatles off the top of the pop charts with his recording of hello dolly. aaron copland never did that. you can see why i was drawn to the idea of writing the biography of so singular a creature as satchmo or pops as his friends call them. needless to say i am not the first person to have done so. but i am the first biographer to have had access to 650 real to reel tapes that armstrong made during the last quarter-century of his life, many of which contain astonishingly candid recordings of his private after-hours conversations. armstrong switched on his tape recorder whenever the spirit moved him and so you could hear him chatting with friends over dinner, getting high with an old pal and his dressing room after the show, even trying to coax his wife into bed at 5:00 in the morning for a litt
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Apr 24, 2010 10:00am EDT
america possibly not to talk about the losses that it could incur with the purchase of merrill lynch. so all of this back room secrecy, this idea that big government and big banks are colluding to hide information from investors has led to these proposals to audit the fed, all kinds of other things. i think if we get out of the bailout business, people will feel more comfortable that there is transparency, consistent release of information. that the government isn't using its powers to favor certain institutions over others. so some of this pressure will go away. as for the specific proposal of auditing the fed, i don't think it's helpful because it looks like congress has -- the fed has always politicized the congress obviously votes on the fed chairman. but we don't need more day to day political interference. if they're auditing monetary policy it confuse the markets as to what the fed -- is it making decisions based on the merits or based on its congressional audit. thank you. >> henry stern, new york civic. what you say seems eminently sensible to me and i think to a lot of peop
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Apr 25, 2010 11:00pm EDT
number one "new york times" authors. one of them, obamanation in paperback and america for sale but went on sale this past october were on best sellers. >> and you have authors the part of tertial management; correct? >> correct. well, when you say threshold management, really authors that
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Apr 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
not slowed hub of the fred harvey business everything is all about america they took to people was from kansas city, few. and before this building there was the union depot before it burned down so why have spent a lot of time in your town in my brain over the last few years. i think the easiest way for me to get you into the destroy all of this book and the idea we what we want to do is to for have imagery from the beginning of the book. so who the hell was fred harvey. on the spring night in 1980 to the trunk and cowboy is writing from northern mexico was in disbelief at the site of the montezuma hotel. it did appear to be a hallucination. montezuma was one of the most astonishing architectural creations in america perhaps most astonishing was its location. it was nestled in the gorgeous nowhere in the foothills of the mountains 6 miles outside of las vegas mexico would read this into a town of the real world only recently connected to civilization. the largest building in the united states between the style montezuma featured a dining room that seated 500, casino of breathtaking
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Apr 12, 2010 5:00am EDT
. well, drug dealing happens in the ghetto, depr sure. but it happens everywhere else in america as well. in fact, you know where significant differences have been found frequently suggest white yourts are more likely to engage in illegal drug dealing than black youth. but it'sçó been black youth, an particularly black young males that have been -- associated with the drug wars. there's excellent data that can be found through the sentencing project. the sentencing project based here in d.c. has done a fantastic job of analyzing and through its report the department of justice publish foff many of the reports that have been done by the sentencing project. >> calls. host: atlanta is first on our democrats line. you're on with michele alexander. she tess the author of "the new jim crow." caller: i found out the prisons and coups they are in and some of them moneys from the federal government and representatives that's determined by the census count, that count goes wards that. but they can't vote. how how do you get money for that prisoner and money's being allocated to their account. >>
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Apr 25, 2010 9:00am EDT
states was undergoing a cultural war, quote, a struggle for the soul of america. what was in that according to pat buchanan? abortion, homosexuality, school choice and what he called radical feminism. after 1992 the idea of the culture war became a staple of contemporary journalism. all over the press every dispute got absorbed into the notion that the u.s. was now in a culture war. what did this mean? as hunter described the culture war, there were people devoted to the notion that there is absolute morality, there are absolute moral truths, and then there are people on the other side devoted to the notion that morality resides in our own individual judgment, that we decide what is or isn't moral. so the first group called the orthodox, the second group called the progressives were at war with each other. and as hunter perceived this, in any group, any social class, race, gender, religion, political party, even church there was a split between the orthodox and the progressive. so the culture war ran straight through the culture. the image portrayed in the press of the culture war
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Apr 24, 2010 9:00pm EDT
on the campus and led me to come to washington d.c. >> host: spokesperson for young america foundation and now at human events. where can goldstein that online? >> human events online. >> host: republican collared. >> caller: i have been waiting a long time to air my views side of know where to begin. let's go back to the bush reelection in 2010 and a be brief presentation that the whole thing was rigged and that was florida. i saw that kind of thing happening in the next thing happening is right here. you have a bank in front of you. he is so smug. let me see him come up with solutions that he is criticizing. did you have any idea is? you know, how to save the country? go back to bush. he went into afghanistan. no. iraq first. to save the iraq people. doesn't he know it is a tribal system? was indeed taking advice? akon cardis if there ever was one because he was there for oil. i am a republican and shamed to be one. >> guest: most of the problems emanating from washington today are too much over reach. all of the legislation they are debating and their solution is to creat
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Apr 17, 2010 10:30am EDT
: the rise of america's surveillance state." p.w. singer author of "wired for war" and bruce riedel, author of "the search for al qaeda." the second panel will begin in about an hour and 50 minutes on the world of water. we expect the third panel at about 1:15. it will be on wall street. >> we're going to get started. can you hear me okay? thanks for joining us, and i wonderful thing because so many of you want to spend a beautiful saturday morning in a dark jim talking about cheerful subjects like al qaeda, terrorism, robotic soldiers and war was electronic surveillance. but welcome. i've been asked to remind you to turn off cell phones and to emphasize that point i'm going to ask if any cell phones rang that the camera turned on new. to be as humiliating as possible. i'm going to be very brief and introductions so that we have as much time as possible to talk about the books in question, which are all fascinating. to my left sets two of my colleagues and ask her sort of three colleagues. one of them sort of honorary. bruce riedel who sits to my immediate left is senior fellow in f
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Apr 24, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> the book "cal's almanack" profiles america's 30th president, calvin coolidge. the book is a collection of president coolidge speeches examples of his political thinking and photographs, editorial cartoons and the campaign, really get that stands his political career. the william k. samford library in new york post this hour-long talk. >> thank you. it's great to be back here at the library. i had a great time last year. i guess the basic question before us is why chronicle and commemorate the words of calvin coolidge, a politician and president renowned for doing nothing and for saying less. why, indeed. because the basic premise of the question is small. the modern world view of calvin coolidge as a failure, political cypher who met a man who not only accomplished nothing but who columnist and abundant walter wittman famously charged the variable genius for inactivity. it all depends of course how one defines inactivity, presumably mr. wittman him as eight unimaginable leader and that is certainly bad. but the inactivity is defined as a spirited principled often brilliantly
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Apr 18, 2010 12:00am EDT
to wage what it calls raides on america. it was foiled last christmas but we can certain that is not the end of them. the first rule of the war is to know your enemy. and surprisingly we don't know very much about our enemy and we haven't devoted the attention and resources. in the cold war we build institutions of higher learning and across the united states of america estes' study the soviet china. but we haven't devoted the same kind of effort to understand the enemy we face today. when we retire from the cia three years ago i try to fill the gap and that is the search for al qaeda is all about. not to give a better understanding for americans and people beyond america as well, the nature of the enemy we face. why do they hate us, why do they attack, who are their leaders, what are their strong points and what are their folder of the lease? now a book written about a bunch of murders hiding all the other side of the plan that who don't give a lot of interviews to journalists or academics and you really don't want to do an interview with them given their declaration they are go
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Apr 24, 2010 11:00pm EDT
"the heroism and triumph of the berlin air lift." >> caller: hello, hello, america. mr. naftali i have a brief go ahead regarding the mckinley administration and subsequent roosevelt administration. i have, you know, been a scholar of presidential history. i do not consider presidential historian. i have a great interest in the office of the presidency. and my question was relating to president mckinley's final inaugural address in which he seemed to have solved the manufacturing labor and industrial issues that we were having at the time. while also providing for a $41 million tax cut. and when president roosevelt talked about president mckinley in his first address to the nation, he said that at the time of president mckinley's assess -- assassination he was the most beloved man. can you shed some light into why that was the case for president mckinley? >> host: thank you, boulder. let's leave it there. >> guest: by the way, there's no special training course to be a presidential historian. i think you just have to written one biography or be interested. we're all presidential h
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